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Location: Walnut Creek, California
Type: Full Time
The County of Contra Costa, California (the County) was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of the State of California. Contra Costa County’s 750 square miles are ideally located in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has a temperate climate, beautiful geographical setting, and shares in California’s continuing growth. The Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority (CCCSWA) dba RecycleSmart is dedicated to developing and delivering high quality, cost effective solid waste diversion, reduction, recycling, and refuse programs that provide and promote sustainability in its communities. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CCCSWA and is responsible for the efficient and effective leadership, management, and administration of the agency’s operations and programs.
The Executive Director will advocate for and lead a close-knit team of staff in accomplishing the agency’s mission of “developing and delivering high quality, cost effective solid waste reduction, recycling, and refuse programs that provide and promote sustainability in our communities.” This person will supervise all agency employees (5 FTE’s), manage the agency’s operations and budget (FY 2021/22 $5.35), and oversee relationships with Member Agencies, franchisees, vendors, consultants, and other third parties. Essential duties include recruiting, training, developing, and evaluating employees; maintaining a positive work environment that values diversity, equity, inclusion, respect and collaboration; developing and overseeing the CCCSWA program budgets; negotiating, overseeing, monitoring and administering the agency’s contracts and franchise agreements with Board input as appropriate; and establishing and maintaining an effective, communicative, professional and cooperative relationship with an active, engaged Board and its members.
The ideal candidate is an experienced public administrative leader and advocate for waste prevention and mitigation who understands the environmental impacts of use and disposal. This person is an innovative, out of the box thinker who understands how to strategically position RecycleSmart going forward amid a complex regulatory and franchisee environment. A can-do attitude is essential, along with the ability to garner productive working relationships with service providers. The annual salary for the Executive Director is negotiable depending on qualifications. RecycleSmart also offers an attractive benefits package including medical insurance through CalPERS, Delta Dental, VSP, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and tuition reimbursement. Employees are members of the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority CalPERS pension plan with a formula of 2% @ 60 for Classic employees (hired after 1/1/2017) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS employees.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at www.bobmurrayassoc.com to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: 8/21/22